The Longest Suspension Bridge in the US Opens

Photo of The Longest Suspension Bridge in the US Opens by Priya Pareek

The longest suspension bridge in the United States – SkyBridge – opened for public on May 17th and the photos made the world go berserk! Opened in Gatlinburg, Tennessee, the 680 feet bridge across a valley in the Great Smoky Mountains is suspended 140 feet above the ground. Would you like to conquer your fear of heights?

A part of SkyLift Park, the bridge, which can hold 500 people at the same time. For the unversed, SkyLift Park got a major renovation this year after it was damaged during the Gatlinburg wildfires in 2016.

The gigantic bridge offers panoramic views of the surrounding Smoky Mountains and Gatlinburg. It also has glass floor panels so you can take a glimpse of the valley 140 feet below.

If you do not wish to walk then you may take a chairlift some five hundred vertical feet above the ground, starting in Gatlinburg and ending at the top of Crockett Mountain. The ride is said to cost Rs 1,043 ($15) per adult and Rs 834 ($12) for children.

"From the top of the Gatlinburg SkyLift, the SkyBridge quite literally crosses the sky as it stretches 680 feet across a deep valley," it says on their website.

If you are somewhere there then go visit the bridge and if you are right here then calm your nerves, hold your breath and have a look at these pictures.

That view...

Beholding the mountains

Let's take a walk?

Look at that glass panel

If you don't want to walk...

Fear not heights!

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